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Non-Gynecologic Cytology Testing

1 Anal Screening Protocol

Anal Screening Protocol Principle: The “Anal Pap” is a screening tool used in at-risk populations to identify individuals who have premalignant cytologic changes in their anal epithelium. Procedure: 1. Moisten the Dacron swab with water, not lubricant.…

2 Detailed Collection and Submission Requirements

Detailed Collection and Submission Requirements Bladder Wash Principle: Cytologic studies are performed on Bladder Wash sediment to detect bladder cancer that may be undetectable by cystoscopy Collection and Submission: Bladder washings are obtained by cystoscopy…

3 Fine Needle Aspirations Basic Instructions

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy General Information Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of superficial palpable lesions Principle: Fine needle aspiration biopsy is a minimally invasive, cost effective procedure that procures cellular…

4 Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation The cytology department is staffed for specimen drop-off Monday through Friday from 7:00 am-10:30 pm. For rapid results on weekends and after 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, the on-call pathologist needs to be paged by calling 973-7000 and…

5 Specimen Collection Quick Reference Table

Collection Techniques for Non-Gynecologic Cytology Specimens for Cytology may be held at room temperature (exceptions are listed below for specific specimen requirements), however, if there will be a delay of more than 24 hours before transport, then the…

6 Unacceptable Specimens

UNACCEPTABLE SPECIMENS Unacceptable specimens include the following: 1. Unlabeled or incorrectly labeled specimens: If the specimen is irretrievable, DCDS may call the office and fax a form to the office for the provider to fill in, sign, and fax back to…